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Re: experimental buildd

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 16:48, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Brian Nelson wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Seriously Brian, with your resonning and the fact that Windows is still the
> > > OS of more than 95% of today computers, why are you wasting your time with
> > > GNU/Linux? 
> > 
> > Uhh, I'm not saying we should drop support for all non-i386
> > architectures in Debian.  I'm only asking why it's so important for
> > experimental to be autobuilt if, in all likelihood, no one will *ever*
> > use the non-i386 packages.
> IMHO that's a mis-assumption.
> > And, if there happens to be demand for a
> > particular non-i386 package, why not build it for the needed arch and
> > upload it?  That would be far less effort than having to maintain
> > buildd's for experimental.
> Not everyone can do that. On a SGI Indy with R5000-150PC a build of
> XFree86 needs about 2 Days, but X is useful on even the slowest Indy.

Can I upload a cross compiled package (for experimental, I know I should
not do that for the other archives)? I have a cross compiler here set up
for powerpc, on an i386.


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